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Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging (IM) system. It is written in C++.
USE flags for net-im/telegram-desktop Official desktop client for Telegram
||Add support for X11|
||Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)|
||Use the app-text/aspell spell-checking backend instead of app-text/hunspell|
||Use builtin patched copy of open-sans fonts (overrides fontconfig)|
||Use dev-libs/jemalloc for memory management|
||Build with Qt6 support|
||Add support for HEIF, AVIF and JpegXL by bundling kde-frameworks/kimageformats|
||Enable support for remote desktop and screen cast using PipeWire|
||Enable dev-libs/wayland backend|
emerge --ask net-im/telegram-desktop
Alternatively, install the pre-built binary version:
emerge --ask net-im/telegram-desktop-bin
Delete telegram-desktop with emerge:
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose net-im/telegram-desktop
Delete telegram-desktop-bin with emerge:
emerge --ask --depclean --verbose net-im/telegram-desktop-bin
- Discord — a proprietary VoIP instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Discord allows for communication over voice, video, and text.
- Skype — a proprietary application owned by Microsoft for instant messaging, VoIP calls, and video conversations.
- Recommended applications — applications recommended for use in a graphical environment (X11, Wayland)